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Founded October 27, 1849
Largest city - Eagan
Dakota County is named after the Dakota Sioux tribal bands who settled in the area.
The name is recorded as "Dahkotah" in U.S. Census records until 1851. . . continued
Source: Dakota County Government - Submitted by John Bauer
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Once all land of a township is annexed by towns and cities, township government ceases to exist.
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History & News
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ANNIVERSARIES: Mr. and Mrs. William Harrington
BIOS: Philip H. Clague
BUSINESSES: Minnesota Sugar Company, J. P. Brandenbourger's, Exchange Bank
COUNTY FAIR: 1863 County Fair, planning articles, awards, etc.
COURT: Hosmer vs. Kelley
DEATHS: Additional ~ 450 death notices
MARRIAGES: Moes-Eyth, Birmingham-Sweeney, Sharp-Jane, Hatch-Brott, Davidson-Warner, Schroeder-Doeberiner, White-Foster
OBITS: Mrs. J. M. Silver, Mrs. Casper Schilling, Mrs. Peter Schneider, Mrs. Peter Smith, James A. Smith, Sidlinski Boy
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1904-Egantown Smallpox Outbreak, 1882-Dynamite Explosion, 1913-Sibley House, Postal Stats
NEWS-FIRES & CALAMITIES: 1938-School Bus Accident
NEWS-ILLNESS/INJURY: C. J. Brockner, James S. Malloy, Prudent Fournier
POOR FARM-NEWS: Herman Fossback, Paul Bruno, 1880 New Poor Farm, 1884 Row
POOR FARM-OBITS: Obits - Ferdinand Foss, George Ryno, William Hinkel
NEWS-CRIME: A. Murrell - submitted by Robin Line
OBITS: Adam Laschlinger submitted by Robin Line
NEWS-FIRES & CALAMITIES: 1914-Train Wreck submitted by Robin Line
OBITS: Ackley Son, Alexander McKay
MARRIAGES: Blake-Wolf, Duttle-Barkulon, Allen-Tripp, Cahoes-Truax, Newton-Lancaster
MILITARY: Soldier News - Freeland G. Stevens, Col. Adams, E. D. Barker
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1862-Suit against Dakota County, 1863-Dakota County Fair, 1863-State Fair Winners, Bixler, Heslet, Archer, 1895-Bridge Opens
NEWS-ILLNESS/INJURY: C. M. Uline, John Morey, Harry Tucker, Albert Tripp
NEWS-BUSINESS: Pringle, E. W. Grosvenor, Mary Torrance
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